An employee of a Keller intermediate school was fired Friday after being arrested on suspicion of online solicitation of a minor.
The employee was one of eight people arrested on suspicion of being a child predator by agents with the Texas attorney general’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit in collaboration with the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Department.
Jeffrey Scott Miller, 52, of Keller was a teacher’s aide at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School, said Kayleith Lovvorn, a spokeswoman with the attorney general’s office. Miller confessed to having communicated in a sexually explicit manner with whom he believed to be a 35-year-old female and her 14-year-old daughter and then to traveling to Rockwall to engage in deviate sex with both the adult and the youth, according to a news release from the attorney general’s office.
The school district said in a statement that neither district property nor district students were involved. The statement also said that a review of Miller’s employment file, references and background checks revealed no prior concerns.
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Online solicitation of a minor is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison. During the undercover operation, investigators posing as children were solicited for sex by all eight men, authorities said.
Each man traveled to a predetermined location, he expected to engage in sexual conduct with a child, the attorney general’s office said.
Ryan Scott Magby, 27, of Arlington fled in his vehicle when investigators attempted to arrest him. Arrest warrants were executed Friday when Magby arrived at his place of employment in Irving. Magby declined to be interviewed and was taken to the Rockwall County Jail, where he was booked without incident.
Others arrested were Ashvin Ranpariya, 34, of Murphy; Cody Elvis Wayne Summers, 27, of Royse City; Justin Reis Mayer, 33, of Denton; Ryan Dale Trahan, 21, of Dallas; Terry Allen Ford, 51, of Prosper; and Jonathan Rangel Salazar, 21, of Rockwall.